Visual & Performing Arts
Stepping inside Tower’s front door is like entering an art gallery each morning. Bright paintings line the corridors and stained-glass mosaics dangle in windows. Papier-mâché animals and model sailboats carved from wood dot the foyer. Tower students experience the creative process every term of every year, and identify themselves as artists and creative thinkers.
Music and the performing arts are vital elements of a Tower education. Every child learns to read music, and all students are given the opportunity to participate in theatrical performances—from the Pre-Kindergarten performance to the Upper School’s dramatic production. Our folk orchestra regularly showcases its talents at concerts, as do our handbell choir and African drummers.
Fred Shepard, the Director of Arts at Tower School, articulates a few reasons why Arts Education is recognized as important to the intellectual and social growth of our students, and therefore constitutes a vital component of the curriculum at Tower School. Read his post below.